A high yielding ladino clover that has been selected under tight grazing pressure by University of Georgia researchers. This clover will excel in the south but will also perform extremely well in northern areas as it has been proven to withstand Wisconsin winters. Regalgraze is palatable and very persistent, but not so aggressive that it will push out grasses (a problem with some legumes). Does well in heavy clay or clay loam soils with pH 6.0-7.0, and in soils with a shallower hardpan, since root system is shallow.
RegalGraze is a variety tracing to 162 parent plants selected after two cycles of continuous, abusive grazing with high stocking rates at the University of Georgia’s Eatonton Station. The resulting variety has been widely tested for adaptability, yield, grazing tolerance, and animal preference.
RegalGraze features a showy, upright growth habit, fine stems that support large, dark green leaves, and active stolon growth. Plants are tolerant or resistant to the common diseases and viruses found in its area of adaptation.
After aggressive or abusive grazing, RegalGraze has the ability to rejuvenate itself via active stolon growth or by self-seeding. Doesn’t crowd out desired perennial grass species like many small or intermediate white clover leaf types tend to do over time. Maintains the extension-recommended 20-30 percent of the pasture’s dry matter yield from the legume.
RegalGraze is a true Ladino clover with a significantly taller canopy height than intermediate and small leaf types. Compared side by side, RegalGraze will have a third more height of top growth than most intermediate leaf types and fifty percent more than common small leaf types, giving it more appeal to livestock and wild game.